Mondaq Canada: Wealth Management
Harneys
Traditionally, the view has been that the right to set off one debt against another does not constitute a security interest but it may be that this position is no longer as clear cut in light of the recent Canadian Supreme Court ruling in Caisse populaire Desjardins de l’Est de Drummond v. Canada, 2009 SCC 29 ("Caisse populaire")
Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP
The Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) opened its Offshore Tax Informant Program (OTIP) on January 15, 2014.
Campbell Valuation Partners Limited
The transfer of business ownership from one generation to the next can be a challenging task.
Dentons LLP
A description of the important considerations for business owners regarding estate planning.
Crowe Soberman LLP
As a family-business advisor, whenever I meet with clients, we invariably discuss their goals, objectives and yes, even their dreams.
Crowe Soberman LLP
Stan and Gloria arrived for their yearly meeting with Jennifer, their accountant, to review their business interests and other financial matters. This meeting, though, had a different focus than usual.
Fasken Martineau
On October 25, 2012 the Canadian Securities Administrators ("CSA") published for comment Consultation Paper 33-403 which discusses the potential benefits and feasibility of imposing a statutory fiduciary duty on advisers and dealers to act in the best interests of clients.
PwC Management Services LP
If you are a beneficiary of a non-resident trust (NRT) or contribute property to one, you could find yourself in hot water with the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA).
PwC Management Services LP
Family trusts can provide many benefits and are set up for various reasons.
Fasken Martineau
On June 14, 2012, the Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA) published for comment a second version of amendments to National Instrument 31-103 Registration Requirements, Exemptions and Ongoing Registrant Obligations (NI 31-103) with respect to the second phase of the Client Relationship Model initiative (CRM II).
Fasken Martineau
On July 5, 2012, the Ontario Securities Commission, the Autorité des marchés financiers and the Financial Services Regulation Division, Service NL, Government of Newfoundland and Labrador released Multilateral Instrument 32-102 Registration Exemptions for Non-Resident Investment Fund Managers (the Multilateral Instrument or MI 32-102) and related companion policy.
Moodys Gartner Tax Law LLP
Our firm's June 21, 2010 blog (yes, that's over two years ago), discussed the CRA's domestic trust audit project. Our February 9, 2011 blog discussed the CRA's high net worth audit initiative (or what the CRA calls the "Related Party Initiative" or "RPI" for short).
Veracap M&A International Inc
A common metric used in valuing a business is a multiple of Earnings Before Interest, Taxes, Depreciation and Amortization ("EBIDTA").
Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP
The Supreme Court of Canada (the SCC) released its decision in Fundy Settlement v. Canada (a.k.a. St. Michael Trust Corp. or Garron Family Trust).
McCarthy Tétrault LLP
Equally, the preliminary determination of what to outsource itself needs to be made carefully. Users very often retain a consulting firm that is independent of any outsourcing vendor to assist in this decision. This is an important threshold stage in the entire outsourcing process. You can make mistakes at this stage from which it is very difficult to recover, however well you negotiate the ultimate outsourcing agreement.
McMillan LLP
The Canadian hedge fund industry has grown dramatically over the past decade. Where previously there were only a few participants in the Canadian hedge fund space, today there are several highly skilled Canadian hedge fund managers - many of which are ready to export their expertise globally.
Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP
A welcome clarification of the duties owed by Canadian directors, the top court’s decision in Peoples v. Wise also highlights the importance of transparency, diligence, prudence and process in reaching reasonable business decisions.
Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP
Every director of a corporation, regardless of whether it is a publicly traded corporation or a closely held private corporation, is subject to a common law fiduciary duty to act loyally and in the best interests of the corporation.
McMillan LLP
One of the most difficult assets to deal with in an estate plan is a family cottage. Although you may want to keep the cottage in the family, it is often difficult to develop a plan that is tax-effective and that ensures equitable enjoyment of this asset by those family members who have an interest in maintaining it.
Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP
Widespread use of the depository system in Canada and the U.S. imposes practical limits on income trusts’ ability to monitor and control non-resident ownership of their units. Many income trusts are subject to restrictions on the ownership of their units by non-residents of Canada .
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Crowe Soberman LLP
Form T1135 is the "Foreign Income Verification Statement," which must be filed on an annual basis by taxpayers (including partnerships) who own "specified foreign property" and such property has a cost of over $100,000 at any time during the year.
Bull, Housser & Tupper LLP
As part of a crackdown on planning using testamentary trusts to obtain the benefit of multiple graduated tax rates, the Federal Government recently enacted a number of amendments to the Income Tax Act.
Moodys Gartner Tax Law LLP
Canada and the U.S. executed a model 1 intergovernmental agreement which relieved Canadian financial institutions from many onerous obligations under FATCA.
Moodys Gartner Tax Law LLP
Moodys Gartner is pleased to provide you with this written submission on the draft legislative proposal relating to the Canada – US Tax Information Exchange Agreement.
Fasken Martineau
The Canadian Securities Administrators have now implemented amendments to National Instrument 31-103 Registration Requirements Exemptions and Ongoing Registrant Obligations and to its Companion Policy 31‑103 CP as amended.
Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP
The Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) opened its Offshore Tax Informant Program (OTIP) on January 15, 2014.
Thorsteinssons LLP
It is almost always the case that criminal charges for tax evasion are accompanied by a civil assessment or reassessment of taxes.
WeirFoulds LLP
The Cayman Islands, Nevis and the British Virgin Islands ("BVI") bring to mind images of turquoise waters, white sand beaches and…offshore bank accounts and corporations where the super wealthy stash their millions to avoid (and evade) taxes in their home countries.
Moodys Gartner Tax Law LLP
If you are one of the many US citizens contemplating renouncing your US citizenship, Congress recently sent a fairly clear message that now, as opposed to later, may be the right time to get out of the club.
Gowling Lafleur Henderson LLP
Minister of Finance Flaherty takes pride in the integrity measures he has introduced since 2006. Last year, Budget 2013 touted over 75 measures aimed at improving integrity and closing tax loopholes
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